Nicole Fröhlich (°1987) studied architectural engineering at the chair of Interiors, Cities & Buildings at TU Delft. Her design-thesis addressed the problem of mono-functionality in the city center of Rotterdam by reinterpreting the typology of the passage. After that she worked for almost 4 years as an architect at Studio Thys Vermeulen, focusing mainly on social housing projects as well as on a study of 10 Flemish parish churches.
Currently she works as a Ph.D. researcher at the faculty of Architecture on the project RE[CHARGING THE]CHURCH, a research-by-design approach to the adaptive reuse of the religious heritage in Flanders. She strongly empathizes with an appproach of considerate adaptation of cultural heritage that attempts to retain the collective importance. The supervisors of this project are Sven Sterken and Roel de Ridder.